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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·mise /dɪˈmaɪz/
 崩,薨,死亡(vt.)讓渡,遺贈,轉讓

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·mise n.
 1. Transmission by formal act or conveyance to an heir or successor; transference; especially, the transfer or transmission of the crown or royal authority to a successor.
 2. The decease of a royal or princely person; hence, also, the death of any illustrious person.
    After the demise of the Queen [of George II.], in 1737, they [drawing- rooms] were held but twice a week.   --P. Cunningham.
 3. Law The conveyance or transfer of an estate, either in fee for life or for years, most commonly the latter.
 Note:The demise of the crown is a transfer of the crown, royal authority, or kingdom, to a successor. Thus, when Edward IV. was driven from his throne for a few months by the house of Lancaster, this temporary transfer of his dignity was called a demise. Thus the natural death of a king or queen came to be denominated a demise, as by that event the crown is transferred to a successor.
 Demise and redemise, a conveyance where there are mutual leases made from one to another of the same land, or something out of it.
 Syn: -- Death; decease; departure. See Death.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·mise, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Demised p. pr. & vb. n. Demising.]
 1. To transfer or transmit by succession or inheritance; to grant or bestow by will; to bequeath. “Power to demise my lands.”
 What honor
 Canst thou demise to any child of mine?   --Shak.
 2. To convey; to give. [R.]
    His soul is at his conception demised to him.   --Hammond.
 3. Law To convey, as an estate, by lease; to lease.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 demise
      n : the time when something ends; "it was the death of all his
          plans"; "a dying of old hopes" [syn: death, dying]
          [ant: birth]